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Kim Yong Man Admits to Gambling Over a Billion Won on Sports Betting Sites

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2013.03.21 10:13 Mwave Jeon Su Mi Translation Credit : Erika Kim

TV personality and MC Kim Yong Man is currently under investigation on illegal gambling charges.

On March 21, Joongang Daily exclusively reported that Kim Yong Man was questioned for betting over a billion won over the course of five years on an illegal sports betting, or ′Toto′, site.

Kim Yong Man Admits to Gambling Over a Billion Won on Sports Betting Sites

The celebrity was summoned to the Seocho Prosecutor′s Office on March 19 and was questioned late into the night. Prosecution has found that over a billion won was used in the act, and Kim Yong Man is said to have admitted to a large part of the charges.

According to reports, Kim Yong Man said he started gambling as a hobby with his manager, but found he couldn′t seem to bring himself to quit as time passed.

Kim Yong Man′s charges were found out while prosecution was looking into illegal sports gambling sites. As he has admitted to the charges, he will be booked without detention.

Kim Yong Man currently hosts SBS′ Jagiya, KBS2′s Do Dream and jTBC′s Battle of the Doctors.

Photo credit: SBS

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